Deposit Guarantee Scheme

For early learning and childcare providers

Early Years Scotland (EYS) is working with the Scottish Government to pilot a Deposit Guarantee Scheme (DGS). You can join if you are a registered early learning and childcare (ELC) provider within

  • the City of Edinburgh Council
  • Dumfries and Galloway Council
  • Glasgow City Council.

The pilot aims to support families who may not be able to access ELC due to the cost of the deposit often required. Through the DGS, the Scottish Government will guarantee the amount of the deposit on the parents’ behalf for 12 months.

DGS is open to families who have a child aged 0 to 2 years who receive tax credits, universal credit or other qualifying benefits.

The scheme was set out in the Blueprint for 2020.

Register your interest

Visit the DGS website to register your interest and for the full details.

If you have any questions contact  

0141 221 4148.

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